Sunday, December 7, 2014

Just a few announcements

Greetings all! 

I hope you've all had a chance to enter to win a signed copy of my book on Goodreads. If not, you should!

Also, if you haven't had a chance to "like" my page on facebook, check it out!

A few other tidbits of holiday cheer for you, the lovely ladies at Loving The Book are hosting a Christmas Book Blitz that is coming up soon, and my book will be featured on day four. So please check that out too.

And don't forget that my book's blog tour is coming up as well! That will be happening December 21 -29, taking a break on the 24th and 25th. Don't miss the possibility of prizes!  

Feel free to share these events with your friends!

And just in case you need a refresher, here's my book cover.

Now, for something not associated with 

The Unknown Elf.


I am working on getting my next novel ready for publication. But, this time around, I"m going to try for the traditional route. I'll definitely let you all know how that's going.  I've hinted at it before. This one is called Kas.

I'd like to share a few snippets with you, just to get things fired up and, hopefully, get you excited for this fantastic book!

Written in first person, here's the first two paragraphs of the story.

I rolled over, aiming to hit the snooze button on my alarm clock. The insistent sound jarred my brain awake. But instead of finding the button, I felt myself falling, falling in slow motion. Part of me wanted to scream, but a far stronger part of my mind wouldn’t let me. I was too stubborn for that, but it didn’t take long before I felt myself hit the ground. It was a shorter span of time than my half-conscious mind thought possible. And with the thump of wood against my back, my eyes opened.
The light was muted, trapped from completely entering the room I was in. I groaned, wondering if I’d somehow managed to fall out of bed. Again. It was something that seemed to happen more recently, preceded by the dream of falling. But I was not in my bed and I definitely was not at my college apartment. This was home. I had been sleeping on the couch in the family room and the oven timer was going off in the kitchen, a room separated from me by a half height wall.
And one more snippet, just for fun. This one is from Chapter Two, after Kas has run off, trying to avoid the Voice that warned her not to go to the mountains.

I felt a cold splotch of water touch my arm. I unscrewed my fists from my eyes and looked up. The clouds had moved, were still moving, closing in and growing darker. I stood up and a sudden wave of intense dizziness filled me. It had to be vertigo or some other instability caused by having my eyes pressed so tightly shut. Either way, I turned and grasped at the rock for dear life. It felt like my body was trying to tear itself apart from the inside out.
Thunder cracked overhead and I closed my eyes again, keeping them shut with all my might, willing my body to stay in one piece. I felt like I was on one of those old merry-go-rounds they used to have at the parks. Of course, that was before they decided they were too dangerous and took them out. I was spinning, spinning out of control. And then everything suddenly lurched.
I told you, silly girl. I told you.
I felt the ground falling out from under me, first the rock, then the soil. I didn’t know if anything else was falling. I was too afraid to open my eyes. Everything felt like it was crumbling under me. Everything. I fell for who knows how long, definitely much longer than I had this morning. Much longer than I had in my recent dreams. I began to wonder if I’d fall into forever.  And then… Thud!
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